Parents often have the best intentions. We want the best (and the most) for our kids. But when parents consistently over-function in their role by stepping in and doing the work for the kids, they may end up raising young adults who under-function. “We see in the workplace that these young people aren’t as resilient, as adaptable, not as able to be independent or to communicate effectively because they haven’t had the opportunity to learn those skills, ” says psychologist Joanie Connell, author of Flying Without a Helicopter: How To Prepare Young People for Work and Life. Annie talks with Joanie about parenting with a lighter touch so your kids can learn to do the heavy work life requires of them.
About Joanie Connell (@ConnellLessons)
Joanie Connell, PhD., is an organizational consultant and leadership coach who specializes in maximizing leadership potential, and the founder and CEO of Flexible Work Solutions, Inc. Dr. Connell works with companies to attract, develop, and retain top talent. Her clients are from Fortune 100 companies, not-for-profit and government agencies, and high tech, biotech, healthcare, finance, legal and other industries. As a professor, she has taught business and psychology students at all academic levels. Learn more at FlyingWithout.com
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